ENGL 433: Post-colonial Literature Report a Broken Link

English 433: Post-Colonial Literatures compares the literatures in English of countries which have been colonised under the British Empire and which have subsequently achieved political and cultural autonomy: Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, the West Indies, Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. It begins an analysis of these literatures in terms of their oppositional attitude towards colonialism, their attempts to establish a unique voice in concert with the indigenous literatures and languages, their reconception of relationships with the "centre," and their hybridization of linguistic and cultural experiences. You will read a wide selection of works in poetry and prose from a core anthology, five novels, and a play.

SML 1 Supplementary Readings


General Sites
Introduction to Postcolonial Studies
Australia This site if offered by Encarta Encyclopedia and gives specific information, like history, government, population, about Australia.
Caribbean Literature: An Overview This site offers numerous links to help the user learn about the Caribbean (from history to politics) as well as the authors that represent Caribbean Literature.
Colonialism, Post-colonialism, and Literature: Theorists and Critics This site offers a very thorough listing of the theorists and critics for this genre of literature.
Colonialism and Post-colonialism: Selected Bibliography This site will provide an idea of the publications pertaining to this area of study.
Contemporary Post-colonial and Post-imperial Literature in English This is an excellent site that offers links to many countries and to many issues (including literature but also expands beyond); there are many things here to explore.
End of Apartheid Free SA Writers “The dramatic story of good and evil, black and white, politics and passion that was the struggle against apartheid inspired a generation of prolific artists to fight for freedom.”
English Literature and the Post-colonial Selected Sources This site offers an On-Line Catalogue which can be searched by: author, title, subject, and by a word in the title.
Gender Matters: Colonialism and Post-colonialism This site offers links to areas that consider gender issues.
Image, Symbol, and Motif in Post-colonial Literature and Critical Theory: An Overview Although you will have to do some digging to find related definitions or ideas, this is an effective site to offer the overall images and symbols in this genre.
Jamaica JaWeb This is JaWeb Yard Page for Jamericans, Janadians, Janglish, and all JaPeople on the WorldWideWeb. This site offers information specific to Jamaican culture. Very interesting.
Literature in Australia and New Zealand This is an invaluable site which offers links to many different areas within Post-colonial considerations.
Political Discourse: Theories of Colonialism and Post-colonialism
Political Contexts: Post-colonial Literature and Critical Theory Although this site does not offer hot links to all of the names and terms, it is a good place to see the main theories and individual countries involved with this focus.
Post-colonial Literature Post-colonial Literature here means literature written in English by citizens of former British colonies, other than Canada or the US. Follow the links to: African Post-colonial Literature, Post-Imperial Web as well as a list of related subjects.
Post-colonial News and Literary Studies This site offers links and information about journal articles, conferences and much more that is relevant to considerations of post-colonial studies.
Terms: Colonialism and Post-colonialism This site offers links that will help you understand some of the concepts. Some terms include ethnicity and Orientalism.
Themes and Theories of Colonialism and Post-colonialism This is an excellent site. It has too many things to write down. It is true to the title; you should come and see for yourself.
Sites by Author (Achebe, Chinua)
Chinua Achebe (1930-) "Prominent Igbo (Ibo) writer, famous for his novels describing the effects of Western customs and values on traditional African society. Achebe's satire and his keen ear for spoken language have made him one of the most highly esteemed African writers in English…."
Chinua Achebe's Biography and Style This is an informative site that offers many different avenues in which to explore this author; although some do not lead anywhere, but there is plenty of information here.
"The Novelist as Teacher" (1965) in Morning Yet on Creation Day," Excerpts By Chinua Achebe This site from Oregon Community College contains many links to African Literature and specifically Achebe. Includes interviews, selected works, quotations, and bibliography.
Who is Chinua Achebe? This site contains a picture of Achebe, audio recordings of his views on Nigeria and African Literature, and a video interview; not to mention the many other links.
(Albert) Chinua (lumogu) Achebe Access biographical, critical and bibliographical information for the author.
Contemporary Literary Criticism: Search results for Achebe, Chinua The Contemporary Literary Criticism database offers a collection of critical essays about the author's writing.
Sites by Author (Atwood, Margaret)
The Atwood Society's Bibliography of Margaret Atwood This is an excellent site that offers information about Atwood's primary texts.
Margaret Atwood Canadian writer Margaret Atwood was born on November 18, 1939. She earned a BA from Victoria College, University of Toronto, and an MA from Harvard. She has written novels, stories, critical prose, and poetry, all excellent among their kinds. The Margaret Atwood Society dedicates this page to her.
Margaret Atwood This is a comprehensive bibliography of Atwood's work
The Margaret Atwood Information Web Site This site has been put together in the hope that it will help students, scholars, researchers, and other interested parties to find the information they require.
Margaret (Eleanor) Atwood Access biographical, critical and bibliographical
information for the author.

Contemporary Literary Criticism: Search results for Atwood, Margaret Eleanor The Contemporary Literary Criticism database offers a collection of critical essays about the author’s writing.
Sites by Author (Bennett, Louise)
Louise Bennett ~ Jamaica Labrish This site focuses on Bennett's poem "Noh Lickle Twang!"
Louise Bennett ~ Jamaica Labrish This site focuses on Bennett's poem "Cuss - Cuss."
Louise (Simone) Bennett Access biographical, critical and bibliographical information for the author.
Sites by Author (Carey, Peter)
An Interview with Peter Carey
Peter Carey This site offers many links to Carey's work as well as literary devices - like theme and setting links and a comprehensive bibliography.
Peter Carey Access biographical, critical and bibliographical information for the author.
Contemporary Literary Criticism: Search results for Carey, Peter The Contemporary Literary Criticism database offers a collection of critical essays about the author’s writing.
Sites by Author (Coetzee, J.M.)
J(ohn) M(ichael) Coetzee Access biographical, critical and bibliographical information for the author.
Contemporary Literary Criticism: Search results for Coetzee, J.M. The Contemporary Literary Criticism database offers a collection of critical essays about the author’s writing.
Sites by Author (Davis, Jack)
Jack Leonard Davis Access biographical, critical and bibliographical information for the author.

Sites by Authors (Fugard,Athol)
(Harold) Athol Fugard Access biographical, critical and bibliographical information for the author.
Sites by Authors (Gordimer, Nadine)
Nadine Gordimer This is an informative site from Nobel e- Museum that offers many different avenues in which to explore this author including links, biography, and her Nobel lecture.
Nadine Gordimer Access biographical, critical and bibliographical information for the author.

Contemporary Literary Criticism: Search results for Gordimer, Nadine The Contemporary Literary Criticism database offers a collection of critical essays about the author’s writing.
Sites by Author (Indian Writers)
Indian Writers Indian writers in English are gaining acceptance in the west as well as in their home country. But how good are they?
Kamala Das
Kamala Das
Sites by Author (Kroetsch, Robert)
Biocritical essay by Aritha van Herk. This is a biocritical essay by Aritha van Herk from the U. of Calgary archives.
Clean Mad for the Muck Called Gold This site offers January Magazine’s review of Kroetsch’s latest novel The Man from the Creeks.
Interview with Robert Kroetsch “Robert Kroetsch certainly takes his time in composing novels. His newest one, The Man from the Creeks, which is set in Canada's 1897-99 Klondike gold rush, appeared six years after his previous work, The Puppeteer, which had followed the publication of Alibi way back in 1983….yet this British Columbian author and former creative-writing teacher is hardly ever idle, producing poetry and essays….”
Robert Kroetsch This site offers a listing of Kroetsch’s work.
Robert Kroetsch This site offers a thorough listing of his publications.
Robert Kroetsch Access biographical, critical and bibliographical information for the author.
Contemporary Literary Criticism: Search results for Kroetsch, Robert The Contemporary Literary Criticism database offers a collection of critical essays about the author’s writing.
Sites by Author (Mistry, Rohinton)
Rohinton Mistry This site offers information about the author and a list of his work; this site is also offered in French.
Mistry calls criticism of his book 'asinine' Article.
Rohinton Mistry Access biographical, critical and bibliographical information for the author.

Sites by Author (Naipaul, V.S.)
Review: The Enigma of Arrival “V.S. Naipaul's best known work is A House for Mr. Biswas, which has been described as the Great West Indian Novel. But I would like to timidly suggest that his 1986 'novel' The Enigma of Arrival deserves at least equal consideration….”
V(idiadhar) S(urajprasad) Naipaul (1932-) “Generally considered the leading novelist of the English-speaking Caribbean, Naipaul's writings express the ambivalence of the exile, a feature of his own experience as an Indian in the West Indies, a West Indian in England, and a nomadic intellectual in a postcolonial world. His constant refusal to avoid asking unwelcome questions have arisen controversy in West India. Naipaul has also drawn considerable criticism from left-wing writers for his politically incorrect views of Third World social and political attitudes….” This is an interesting site that also offers a selected list of his fiction and non-fiction works.


V.S. Naipaul This is an excellent site because it offers diverse links.
V(idiadhar) S(urajprasad) Naipaul Access biographical, critical and bibliographical information for the author.
Contemporary Literary Criticism: Search results for Naipaul, V.S. The Contemporary Literary Criticism database offers a collection of critical essays about the author’s writing.
Sites by Author (Ondaatje, Michael)
An Interview with Michael Ondaatje
Michael Ondaatje: Bibliography of Primary Works This is a comprehensive listing of Ondaatje's primary work.
Michael Ondaatje: A Bibliography of Secondary Sources This is a comprehensive listing of secondary sources pertaining to Ondaatje.
(Philip) Michael Ondaatje Access biographical, critical and bibliographical information for the author.
Contemporary Literary Criticism: Search results for Ondaatje, Michael The Contemporary Literary Criticism database offers a collection of critical essays about the author’s writing.
Sites by Author (Roy, Arundahti)
Roy, Arundahti - "The God of Small Things"
Roy, Arundahti - "The God of Small Things" Study Guide
Sites by Authors (Rushdie, Salman)
Salman Rushdie “Anglo-Indian novelist, who connects in his works tales from various genres - fantasy, mythology, religion, oral tradition. Rushdie's narrative technique has connected his works to magic realism, which includes such English-language authors as Peter Carey, Angela Carter, E.L. Doctorow, John Fowles, Mark Helprin or Emma Tennant. - Salman Rushdie was condemned to death by the former Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on February 14,1989, after publishing Satanic Verses….”
Salman Rushdie: An Overview This is a comprehensive site that offers diverse links from “Theme and Subject” to “Genre and Mode” and beyond. A must see.
Salman Rushdie (1947- ) This site offers very interesting information about Rushdie’s political history as well as links to numerous different areas of interest.
Rushdie on Roots, Rootlessness, Migration, on Being Between "I, too, know something of this immigrant business. I am an emigrant from one country (India) and a newcomer in two (England, where I live, and Pakistan, to which my family moved against my will). And I have a theory that the resentments we mohajirs engender have something to do with our conquest of the force of gravity. We have performed the act of which all men anciently dream, the thing for which they envy the birds; that is to say, we have flown…” This is an interesting article.
(Ahmed) Salman Rushdie Access biographical, critical and bibliographical information for the author.
Contemporary Literary Criticism: Search results for Rushdie, Salman The Contemporary Literary Criticism database offers a collection of critical essays about the author’s writing.
Sites by Author (Seth, Vikram)
Review: A Tolstoy—On His First Try Amazon offers many customer reviews of Seth’s first novel A Suitable Boy.
Vikram Seth Access biographical, critical and bibliographical information for the author.
Contemporary Literary Criticism: Search results for Seth, Vikram The Contemporary Literary Criticism database offers a collection of critical essays about the author’s writing.
Sites by Author (Soyinka, Wole)
Archives
Bibliography and Critical Texts
Excerpts from Reviews of Books by Wole Soyinka
Topical Excerpts from Interviews with Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka This site offers background, biography, information, works, themes, and more. Excellent site.
Wole Soyinka Access biographical, critical and bibliographical information for the author.
Contemporary Literary Criticism: Search results for Soyinka, Wole The Contemporary Literary Criticism database offers a collection of critical essays about the author’s writing.
Sites by Author (Thiong'o, Ngugi wa)
Ngugi wa Thiong'o Access biographical, critical and bibliographical information for the author.
Sites by Author (Tuwhare, Hone)
Hone Tuwhare This site offers an extensive list of works by Hone Tuwhare and also publications about Hone Tuwhare.
Hone Tuwhare Access biographical, critical and bibliographical information for the author.
Sites by Author (Walcott, Derek)
Derek (Alton) Walcott (1930-) “The most important West Indian poet and dramatist writing in English today. Walcott has lived most of his life in Trinidad. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1992. Walcott's works are characterized by an intense symbolic imagination that is at once personal and Caribbean, and the conflict between the heritage of European and West Indian culture….” This is an excellent site that offers thorough information about Walcott and his publications.
Derek Walcott: An Overview This is an excellent site which offers links from a variety of areas including theme, history and politics.
Derek Walcott: Theme and Subject This site offers four separate links to different themes and subjects in Walcott’s writing.
Derek Walcott: Works This site offers a thorough listing of Walcott’s poetry, plays, other works and contributions.
Derek Walcott: 1992 Nobel Laureate in Literature This site offers information about Walcott’s win as well as links to related sites.

Derek (Alton) Walcott Access biographical, critical and bibliographical information for the author.
Contemporary Literary Criticism: Search results for Walcott, Derek The Contemporary Literary Criticism database offers a collection of critical essays about the author’s writing.
Sites by Authors (Wiebe, Rudy)
Review: A Discovery of Strangers “After reading Rudy's last book on the Arctic, Playing Dead [see Che-Mun Outfit 57], I looked forward to reading his latest endeavor on the far-North….”
Rudy Wiebe This site offers information about Wiebe’s works as well as links to his biography, publications, and awards.
Struggle for Survival: The Story of a Native Woman's Misspent Life This site offers a book review of Wiebe’s Stolen Life: The Journey of a Cree Woman
Rudy (Henry) Wiebe Access biographical, critical and bibliographical information for the author.
Contemporary Literary Criticism: Search results for Wiebe, Rudy The Contemporary Literary Criticism database offers a collection of critical essays about the author’s writing.